I SEE U, Episode 72: Prisons: A Colossal Waste of Human Potential with Author Bill Keller

Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller stresses rehabilitation over punishment for U.S. prisons and argues that doing nothing to reform the current system feeds a continued cycle of crime, community dysfunction, poverty and hopelessness.

Former Executive Editor of the New York times, Former Editor in Chief of the Marshall Project and  author of What's Prison For? , Bill Keller.


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Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Bill Keller, argues that incarceration here in America is a shameful waste of lives and money. The former New York Times executive editor says prison rehabilitation has been neglected with only a handful of successful reentry programs for inmates. Join us as Host Eddie Robinson chats unguarded with the founding editor-in-chief of the Marshall Project, Bill Keller. The acclaimed author of "What's Prison For?" builds a compelling case that criminal justice reform must take place now and compares American caged prisons to their foreign counterparts, where corrections officers are considered therapists and social workers. Who or what is standing in the way of much-needed reform in this country? And can educational programming and therapeutic interventions really solve the problem?



This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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